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Center for Gaming Innovation News

The International Gaming Institute’s Center for Gaming Innovation is an incubator that seeks to create innovative and commercially viable casino games.

Current Gaming Innovation News

Aron Kock demonstrates his blackjack variant to two onlookers at a gaming convention.
People | February 20, 2019

Native Aruban Aron Kock found inspiration to come to the UNLV Center for Gaming Innovation in a pile of mango leaves.

UNLV graduate in cap and gown in crowd
Campus News | December 31, 2018

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made the news in 2018.

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Business and Community | July 6, 2018

Take the journey into career possibilities with the local high school students at this summer’s Young Executive Scholars Hospitality and Tourism Program. [Photo Essay]

cards on blackjack table
Business and Community | March 19, 2018
Unique program boosts student entrepreneurship in the gaming technology industry.
Ace and Jack playing card on UNLV table.
Campus News | February 28, 2018

In an only-in-Las Vegas program, UNLV students are constructing the future of casino games.

Business and Community | October 31, 2017

UNLV class brings student-developed ideas to the market at the Global Gaming Expo trade show.

Gaming Innovation In The News

Games Magazine
September 5, 2019

Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.

Games Magazine
September 5, 2019

Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.

Games Magazine
September 5, 2019

Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.

PC-Tablet
July 26, 2019

In the last few years, it seems that the only topic that everyone is discussing in the gaming industry is about skill-based gaming. Today, the so-called skill-games dominate the trade shows, exhibitions halls and bustling conference rooms. Skill-based games are the talk of the industry, with gaming companies, especially casino, are eager to appease the new generation of gamers.

Yogonet International
June 5, 2019

Unikrn is a technology company that has recently launched Unikrn Virtual, an innovative kind of betting enabling eSports fans to bet on the outcome of top teams from an existing pool of past professional matches, giving users access to key information about an upcoming randomly generated round of Counter-Strike: GO.

All About Circuits
June 3, 2019

The Design Automation Conference is 56 years old and is recognized as the premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems. Attendees include system designers, architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, CAD managers, as well as managers, executives, and researchers and academicians from over 1,000 organizations.

Gaming Innovation Experts

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Recent Gaming Innovation Accomplishments

May 22, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) recently delivered two keynote addresses in Macau, China. The first keynote was for the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) Summit and focused on the impacts of the integrated resort on society and the economy. The second, for the Asia Lottery Forum, presented a global analysis of...
May 11, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) was recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. The award recognizes faculty members whose work significantly advances the recipient’s academic field, addresses real-world needs and concerns, and contributes to Nevada’s economic growth and development. Bernhard...